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Using Dynamic Rule-Base Collections

Use Collections to group resources of a similar subject or purpose.

  1. Click on Tools | Collections.
  2. Click on New.
  3. Type a unique name for the collection, replacing “Unnamed Collection.” (Note: If the name matches another collection title, a “(2)” will be added to the end of the title.)
  4. Click into the Rule field and enter book title(s) or subject(s).
    • Examples: kjv, esv, niv; or child, teen, parenting
    • Tag resources in Library and use mytag:tagname to narrow the list of books by that tag.
    • Other examples: type:dictionary, title:lexicon, subject:archaeology.
    • Full query syntax is supported, such as: AND, OR, and ANDNOT. Example: type:dictionary ANDNOT title:lexicon.
  5. As the rule is typed, results will appear in the lower part of the Collections panel under = Resulting Collection. If the resulting collection is acceptable, the process is complete. If there are missing or unwanted resources, follow steps 6 and 7.
  6. To remove an unwanted resource from the collection, click and drag it up to the - Minus these resources section.
  7. To add a missing resource, open Library and drag and drop the desired resource to the + Plus these resources section.
  8. Once a collection has been defined, it can be modified by clicking on Open and choosing the collection.
  9. To modify a collection:
    • Items can be added or removed from the Rule field;
    • More resources can be dragged from Library to the Plus section; or
    • A resource in the Minus section can be removed, which will place it back in the Resulting Collection.
  10. When new books are added to the Library, those matching the criteria of a particular collection will be automatically added to that collection.